When connecting to your own, or any ARK: Survival Evolved server that has mods installed, you may experience a connection timeout.

This is related to the way Steam downloads ARK: Survival Evolved mods on the game server, to your computer.

To fix the issue:

In Steam, click the "View" drop down at the top
Click "Settings"
In the settings window, click the tab "Downloads"
You should then see a checkbox "Allow downloads during gameplay"
Check/select this, then click "Ok"

It is usually best when installing mods for a server to install these from the workshop directory in the Steam client from outside the game. Connecting to the server without this will cause 'Connection time outs' as it is trying to install mods so you can join.
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